SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to tex for this in a trade well over a yr ago!
A-Body is a very foggy, nearly, opaque, dark, dingy, amber hue. Pours with a one finger nearly off-white head and leaves plenty of lacing all the way down the glass.
S- Overall impression of the nose is slightly sweet. Apricot, peach, oak, vanilla, slight acidic tartness, slight vinegar, funky brett- pear, apple.
T- Flavor profile is moderate in strength and leans toward being more sour than balanced-but is very complex. The acidic tartness is the highlight but does not mask what is beneath it. Flavors of lemon, vanilla,bready yeast and oak are in the background-and apple and pear deep in the background. The sourness goes on and on but a some mild oak and a hint of vanilla linger as well.
P- Moderate tingly carbonation, with a medium weight yeasty, and very smooth consistency.
O- This is an awesome sour. Good complexity to it. Lots of tartness with a nice sweet background. One of my favorite of the style so far- too bad this is a one time release!
Serving type: bottle
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Brouwers during Sour Fest 2010. A hazy brown color with almost no head. The aroma is huge sour wood and fruits. A wonderful dry tart flavor, smooth and fruity. Very sour cherry and brown ale flavors, rich and very nice. One of my favorite’s that day.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 Bottle thanks to Sara!
Hazy tan-nut with a fizzy white head. Nose of pear, light cardboard, lemon, and vinegar. Balanced flavor that is front-palate heavy with cherry, lemon, and more acetic acid. Lightly fizzy carbonation allows for a generally creamy experience, and the empty mid-palate highlights the bone-dry finish that lingers with a light touch of vinegar and lemon. More malt would be appreciated, but this is nicely balanced and has a particularly intriguing palate.
12/11/2011 - Next to Falling Rock 10th and Twisted Spoke. By comparison, tepid honey, nonead in oily body. Brown sugar nose, light acetone, chocolate, cherry. Flavor is egg, acetone, moderate cherry with acetic, heavy through the finish. Thin, sticky, acetic. Easily weakest of the three, probably 3.1-3.3 range now.
neepsntatties (1377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got to try a bit of this at the, "hannont" pre Fred Fest tasting on May 8th. Colour... cloudy golden-orange with no head. Nose... acetic, yet still quite fruity. Palate... frothy up front, and quite tangy with loads of lemon zest and pith, grapefruit pulp, yeast and quince.
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A-dark hazy amber color with a dense fluffy off white head and thick lace
S-light notes of funk right up front, acetic acid, sour apple and pear notes, earthy wood.
T-taste in quite balanced, sour apple, notes of pear, acetic, touch of woodiness, hints of spice, nice sourness in the finish.
M-great feel, soft and prickly, medium to full with a nice level of carbonation that holds throughout but allows the flavors to really show.
D-this has a great complexity mixing acetic flavors with good sweetness and nice light wood tones. very well done.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at JoeMcPhee’s during the 2010 Winter Olympics Gold Medal hockey game: Hazy ruby pour topped by a pinkish off white head. Acetic fruity aroma- vinegary, raspberry, mild lactic notes, sour cherry- nails the Flemish Red character. Very crisp body- dry as a bone. Quite acetic with a vinegary presence and tart cherry. There’s also a cleansing lactic sourness. Bone dry and cleansing. An awesome take on a Flemish Sour.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle w/ Jordan... a lot more lambic-esque then I was anticipating. A ton of sour...very well integrated. One knock is how quickly the finish fades...starts out strong, fades off fast. A damn fine beer.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on bottle) Sour fresh(young) peas, copper sent.Spritzy fresh, lightly malted, sour dry taste. Tarts nicely and gets somewhat herbish in the finish.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle @ Brouwers - Pours out lt amber with a large off whie head...aroma is odd, plenty of phenolic sour oak, buggy funk, but a distinct cat piss quality that I found off-putting, lemon oil and some light vinegar...flavour is similar, sour lemon, tannic wood and punch right up front, but completely dies off to the point that there is no real lingering presence at all...moderately sour and then nothing...decent but I’d much rather have a Folie...
luttonm (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2009. Creamy, bubbly head. Wild nose of tart yeasts. Ruby-amber, touch hazy. Rising explosion of flavor, incredibly rich sour, malt explosion. As flavorful as they come. Refinement trails at end, which finishes a bit strong and muddled. Undistinguished nose, body of fig, walnut, quince and some oak.